Why permanent residents should be given the right to vote in municipal elections

In early April, the idea of granting voting rights to permanent residents resurfaced as Montreal heads for their municipal elections. The idea has sparked a never-ending debate that hasn’t only surfaced in Montreal but also in Halifax, the Northwest Territories communities, and New Brunswick. In this day and age, I say it’s finally time to... Continue Reading

The coolest job ever: nothing could ever go wrong — unless you are lactose intolerant

When it comes to your dream, the sky’s the limit! You can dream as big as being the president someday or having your own multi-billion company in the future. You can also be an inventor of the first flying car or a scientist with a cure for all diseases. The world is a bottomless pit... Continue Reading

Empower Surrey aims to keep youth safe from gang life

The City of Surrey’s Community Safety department launched the Empower Surrey website this month as part of the Surrey Anti-Gang Family Empowerment program which aims to address the rise of gang life and violence in the community. It was created together with local youth who gave firsthand information about the current challenges they face. The... Continue Reading

Surrey’s plan to build a road through Bear Creek Park should be stopped

Natural parks, such as Bear Creek Park, are one of the ways that we can relax and connect to the environment. It is a section of land full of recreation space for activities that people can enjoy while immersing themselves in nature. It is also a habitat for various birds, fish, squirrels, and other living... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Psychology Society to feature speaker series titled ‘The PWEOR of CNOTXET’

The brain is the most complex organ in the body, and it is in charge of making decisions that will impact individuals for the rest of their lives. However, just like any other organ, the brain has its flaws and weaknesses that we need to be aware of. The Kwantlen Psychology Society will host a... Continue Reading

Why cloning is beneficial for us

The world of science has expanded our horizons. We gain knowledge of what can be seen with the naked eye or even of the tiniest unit of life through microscopes. It is a constant search for new ideas that can shape our lives for the better. As the years have gone by, there is one... Continue Reading

Vancouver’s new Poetry Hotline

The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association has launched the Poetry Phone project, making it available to the public for free. Charles Gauthier, CEO of the DVBIA, led the initiative with a team of 10 local poets and Renee Sarojini Saklikar as the curator. When you dial 1-833-POEMS-4-U (763-6748), you can select from 10 poems to... Continue Reading

Explainer: Vancouver plans to update and create new public washrooms

The Vancouver Park Board plans to build new washrooms and upgrade existing ones in parks, recreation centres, and other public places to address the public’s health and accessibility concerns. Demands regarding this matter have increased as the pandemic continues to affect businesses like fast-food restaurants or local shops, which originally allow people to use their... Continue Reading

Banning junk food from checkout counters could help reduce obesity and health problems

Supermarkets and grocery stores are one-stop shops for everything you need and more. In every aisle, you can find everything you are looking for like detergents, sauces, utensils, and food. You can choose among a wide variety of products for daily consumption. It is like a magical wonderland, but it can also be considered as... Continue Reading

Prioritizing yourself in 2021

The year 2020 is over and we can officially say goodbye to the unbelievable year we have had! We can close the book and put it back on the shelf. But, just like a book, we should pick up the lessons the year conveyed and learn from our experiences to improve ourselves for the better.... Continue Reading

Explainer: The harm smoking and vaping can have on B.C. youth

Cigarettes and e-cigarettes are two of the most consumed products in the world. Over the years, smoking has evolved from using pipes and roll-ups to electronically-powered cigarettes. Though cigarettes are more commonly used than e-cigarettes, it has still become a popular alternative. Health experts say that smoking presents dangerous risks to a person’s overall health.... Continue Reading

New provisions to medical assistance in dying legislation makes it more accessible for Canadians

The recent provisions made to the medically assisted death legislation can change the lives of Canadians for the better but still needs improvement. Medical assistance in dying legislation was passed and enacted on June 17, 2016. Since then, it has been carefully implemented. Jean Truchon and Nicole Gladu from Quebec are suffering from incurable degenerative... Continue Reading

Debate: Buying a home is a better choice than renting

Read the other half of this debate here. Adulthood is a complex journey, and somewhere along the way, you will encounter the crossroads of buying or renting a home. Some may say that you should opt for renting apartments because of its cost-friendly and manageable rates while others may share the benefits of buying a... Continue Reading
These lanterns are displayed in the Philippines around the holidays. (Flickr/ Stitch)

A glimpse of what Filipino Christmas is like

Everyone is abuzz with Christmas just around the corner. All our plates are getting full by the numerous preparations like buying presents, planning the food for Christmas Eve, and decorating the whole place with lights and stockings.  The corners of our home suddenly come to life when we light up our Christmas tree together, with... Continue Reading

Private movie nights still not worth the risk

Take a look back to the last time you saw a movie in the cinemas. You can hear the noise of people hanging out in the lobby. You see the line that seems to go on forever. You feel the excitement and anticipation of watching a new movie you’ve waited to see for months or... Continue Reading